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Fireworks South lake Tahoe

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Address: Shot from Barge over the lake, barge near Tahoe Keys, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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This is advertised as the largest and best fireworks display in the western U. S., and it TRULY is. I love fireworks, and have seen displays in Houston, Denver, Salt Lake City... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is advertised as the largest and best fireworks display in the western U. S., and it TRULY is. I love fireworks, and have seen displays in Houston, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland and many other cities. The only other fireworks display that is comparable is Hong Kong harbor for the Chinese National Day celebration.

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Auburn, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We did not even try to get near any of the beaches and since our condo was at the top of the Kingsbury grade we decided to find a spot to watch. Along with many other visitors we did fine a spot though it was not near the lake the visibility was pretty good.

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

The lake's fireworks are the best. Fireworks go with music. So don't forget portable radio or make new friends with those who bring one. you can see across the lake show at the same time. only draw back traffic after the show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

What an incredibly good show!!! We didn't arrive until 9 pm. The show started at 9:4pm. We actually had intended on spending the day at the beach but Mother Nature had decided to unleash a torrent of rain Music accompanied the fireworks show. Very patriotic. Show lasted about 1/2 hour. Easy access in and easy out. Very organized event and... More 

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Truckee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Honestly, the knock here is for crowds. You'll need to plan your whole day around getting to where you need to be for these fireworks. Traffic is awful, even when viewing from a boat! If you're going to find a place on the beach, you better stake it out earlier and be prepared for people illegally charging "admission" on public... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This year it was a cold night, so make sure you wrap up warm. The event itself was well organised and worth the wait. It started at 9pm next to Gondola, but was over at 9.15pm. It would have been nicer if it were a little longer, but overall, very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

First time seeing fireworks like this over the lake. For 4th of July you can see fireworks done across the whole lake it's awesome

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The fireworks at South Lake Tahoe are spectacular as advertised and well worth the wait. The music accompanying the fireworks was good and the fireworks were for just the right duration (not too short). People were lined up along Lake Tahoe Blvd and we had a good view of the fireworks. The main downsides were the crowds everywhere and no... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Set to music broadcast on the local radio station, this patriotic display of fireworks beats any in the country, except maybe the one on the Capitol Mall in DC.

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Lake Tahoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The entire show. Easy to view from Lake beaches, hotel balcony and lakeside hiking path all around Lake Tahoe. Always a great show for all ages.

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